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With 3 generations of experience, we have an extensive history within the packaging industry. Discover how our focus on innovation and development over the years has led us to where we are today.

1972

Concept to Reality

Started business as Sheard and Sons
1979

Humble Beginnings

Based in Hollins Mill, Sheard begins using basic slotting machine to make boxes out of recycled sheet board.
1984

Sheard Comes Home

While everyone listens to the new Band Aid single, Sheard relocates to Solar Works, Halifax, and expands to deal in waste paper and second-hand cases.
1996

Case Makers and Corrugated Board

Our first Tecasa case maker is installed onsite as we take our first major step into the world of corrugated case manufacture.
1999 – 2002

Growth and Installation

At the turn of the century we continue to grow with the installation of a Super Max flatbed die cutter, Emba case maker, and Tecasa rotary die cutter.
2003

1 in 10 million

Our expansion and innovation pay off as our annual turnover exceeds £10m for the first time.
2005

Design Focus

We begin to focus more on product design as well as manufacture, investing in an ink kitchen and an AG CAD design system.
2009

Upgrades and More Growth

As our turnover reaches £18m, we upgrade our facilities to include our first Asahi flatbed die cutter, making it easier than ever to create branded packaging solutions for our customers.
2010

Sheard Move into HQPP

Continued expansion moves Sheard into the High-Quality Post Print (HQPP) market for the first time, with the installation of a Dong Fang Apstar 7-colour rotary die cutter.
2016

No Stopping for Sheard

Our annual turnover grows to £40m per annum having previously expanded our design functions with systems such as our Zünd CAD table.
2019

The Only Way is Up

Reaching a milestone turnover of £50m per annum, Sheard celebrates by completing significant investments including the latest Emba 4-colour case maker, a 7-colour Göpfert HBL rotary die cutter, a brand-new warehouse and new conveyor, strapping and palletisation systems.
2021

Investing in Innovation

Looking to take our corrugated packaging solutions to the next level, we open the Innovation and Design Centre (iDC) at our Halifax site.
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